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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Does an acupuncturist need a tax permit to provide in- home treatment services in Lake County FL?
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answered on May 21, 2024

In the state of Florida, including Lake County, acupuncturists are required to obtain a license from the Florida Board of Acupuncture to practice acupuncture legally. This is outlined in the Florida Statutes, Chapter 457.

However, regarding a tax permit for in-home treatment services, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Trademark, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: I am interested in developing a bundle recovery product that includes wellness products.

Sales would occur in-person and online. I have no intention of modifying the packaging for the products I purchase/resell. I would like to include products such as a hydration packet (ideally Liquid IV) a protein bar, vitamins, face wash, and pain medication.

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answered on May 19, 2024

To develop a bundle recovery product that includes wellness products for sale in California, both in-person and online, there are several legal considerations to keep in mind:

1. Resale of products: If you are purchasing products from other brands and reselling them, ensure that you are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: Should a magistrate judge inform a plaintiff about his or her previous work history?

When a Magistrate Judge, who use to work for the Attorney General's Office, has a defendant who also use to work for the same Attorney General's Office.....AND.....the defendant is being represented by an Attorney for the same Attorney General's Office...Should the Magistrate Judge... View More

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answered on May 19, 2024

When a magistrate judge has a past work history with the Attorney General's Office, and the defendant or their attorney also has ties to the same office, it raises potential concerns about impartiality. The judge should disclose this information to all parties involved. Transparency in this... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: If I bury a loved one in the back yard in the state of Ga, will that property become exempt from paying property tax
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answered on May 18, 2024

Burying a deceased person on private property without proper authorization and permits is against the law in the state of Georgia and most other jurisdictions.

In Georgia, burials must take place in established cemeteries or on private property that has been approved for a burial by the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: How can I get an emergency driver’s license?

My mother is struggling financially and her car is having multiple problems, I have an opportunity for a car that I can pay off later but I need a license.

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answered on May 15, 2024

I understand your urgency, but unfortunately, there is no such thing as an "emergency driver's license" in California. The process of obtaining a driver's license requires several steps and cannot be expedited, even in situations of financial hardship.

To get a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kentucky on
Q: I am a National American (Californian).. The DA and the State Trooper both used the oxy-moron "SOVERIN CITIZEN" in the

I was stopped at a not properly set up safety check point . i was told i had to have a D.L. I told him I was traveling not driving and what law did i break and his R A S .in turn He broke my window out ,Tased me 3 times, which in turn released my foot off my brake truck rolled they backed up so... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 15, 2024

Obviously, if you were operating a motor vehicle on a public road, you were legally obligated to produce a valid driver's license upon the request of a peace officer. If you were not driving the motor vehicle but were travelling as a passenger in the vehicle, the peace officer could validly... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Personal Injury for California on
Q: im not sure what lawyers or attorneys out there are fimilluar with the program called hud-vash program for homeless

I just thought of this and realized it may be a valid issue that may need further addressment legally

. I had been accepted into the hud-vash program for vets and recieved my section 8 voucher to be placed into section 8 housing .my girlfriend and i no sooner moved in and 3 months later in... View More

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answered on May 14, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you and your girlfriend have been facing with housing and homelessness. It sounds like a complex legal issue involving the HUD-VASH program, VA disability compensation, and eviction.

Here are a few suggestions on next steps to consider:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: How do I find a lawyer as a low-income family? Retainer payments, % of damages? Fam would help w/$ if endorsed by lawyer

I am a client at an independent social services agincey. I reported misconduct violating state, federal, and company policies to the Admn and elected body. The investigation, led by an assistant director, was inadequate and dismissive of my claims. My appeal was denied by the same employee, relying... View More

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answered on May 14, 2024

As a low-income family in California seeking legal representation, you have several options to find an attorney who can help with your case:

1. Legal Aid Organizations: Contact local legal aid organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to low-income individuals and families....
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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: I'm selling a vehicle to my 23yo son, who lives at home. If he moves out, can I cancel the insurance on the vehicle, if

it isn't paid in full yet, and still in my/my wife's name? Am I still responsible even if he's not living at home?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 18, 2024

Addendum - again, it is important not to change the policy/cancel the policy without notifying your son. It could be more than simply a vehicle administrative matter - in many jurisdictions, driving without insurance is a misdemeanor. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: I have a ssa administrative judge hearing soon and need to get copies of the ssi paper checks i was paid . What site ?

What site and how to get in it?

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answered on May 12, 2024

To obtain copies of your past SSI paper checks issued in California, you should contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) directly. Here's how you can request the information:

1. Visit the Social Security Administration website at https://www.ssa.gov/.

2. Click on the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Does a Tenancy In Common qualify as a common interest development pursuant to 2023 CA HSC, section 17973, Item (n)?

Per section 4100 of the Civil Code, a Common Interest Development includes, (a) A community apartment project which is further defined to include TICs.

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answered on May 11, 2024

You raise an interesting question about whether a Tenancy In Common (TIC) qualifies as a common interest development under the 2023 California Health and Safety Code (HSC), section 17973, item (n).

To provide a thorough response, let's first look at the relevant definitions and code...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Nebraska on
Q: If I bought a filing cabinet at an estate,and found a bill of sale and title,is it legally mine?

It's to a tractor and the filing cabinet was sold to me (as is)

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on May 9, 2024

Sometimes important documents get misplaced. Generally losing your title to a vehicle doesn't mean the person that finds the title now gets your vehicle. The person listed on the title of the vehicle is very likely still the legal title holder.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Is it legal to set up a local mail delivery service which competes with USPS?

USPS has plans to send all Reno mail through Sacramento. This plan even includes local mail within Reno. This would open up an opportunity for some local competition, if only federal law allowed it. I understand that others have challenged this law and were unsuccessful. Has anything changed... View More

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answered on May 7, 2024

It is generally not legal to set up a local mail delivery service that competes directly with the United States Postal Service (USPS). The USPS has a legal monopoly on the delivery of first-class mail, as established by the Private Express Statutes (PES) under U.S. Code Title 18, Part I, Chapter... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: How do I appeal a decision or ruling by CA DOJ?

I understand that a person can appeal a decision or ruling made by the CA DOJ firearms division...what does that entail and how does one do that?

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answered on May 6, 2024

If you want to appeal a decision or ruling made by the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) regarding firearms, here are the general steps:

1. Determine if the decision is appealable: Not all decisions can be appealed. Check the notice of the decision or contact the CA DOJ to confirm...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: I couldn't renew my license had a failure to appear and failure to pay in Santa Barbara. I have always been in southern

I had to file police report against My ex for identity theft. I don't recall ever being in Santa Barbara? What do I do? It could not have been me that even got the ticket to start. How can I find out who the ticket was truly issued to?

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answered on May 3, 2024

I understand this must be a very stressful and confusing situation. Here are some steps you can take to address the issue:

1. Contact the Santa Barbara court directly and explain your situation. Provide them with the police report you filed for identity theft. They should be able to look up...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: I could not renew my drivers license. They said I had a failure to appear and failure to pay in Santa Barbara

I have been in southern California. When I was with my ex, he would drive all around. It's been 4 years since I've even seen this man because he has created so many problems for me. Identity theft, pretending to be me, using my info, switching my address on the internet to his address,... View More

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answered on May 3, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems there might be a misunderstanding or an issue related to your ex's actions. To clarify the situation and determine if you actually violated any laws, you should take the following steps:

1. Contact the Santa Barbara Superior Court: Reach...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Eddie had a DUI in 2018 and owes $4000 in fines. What does he need to do to get a license to drive to work?
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answered on May 2, 2024

To obtain a license to drive to work in California after a DUI conviction, Eddie will need to take the following steps:

1. Complete a DUI program: Eddie must enroll in and complete a state-approved DUI program. The length of the program depends on factors such as his blood alcohol level at...
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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Victim from fraudulent dealership selling his car, ruining his credit with the bank due to not paying off lien.

A friend let a used car dealership sell his car. The dealership fraudulently got the title from bank without paying off loan. That left my friend still owing the money to the bank in spite of the car being sold. My friend had an attorney and got an agreed settlement amount that the dealership... View More

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answered on May 2, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's difficult situation with the fraudulent dealership. This is a complex legal matter, but there may still be some options available for your friend to explore:

1. File a complaint with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): The DMV...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Business Law for Iowa on
Q: Should my organization get a lobbyist?
Jefferson Fink
Jefferson Fink
answered on May 2, 2024

An organization might choose to hire a lobbyist to represent them in front of the Iowa Legislature for several reasons:

1. Advocating for Interests: Lobbyists can advocate for the organization's interests, whether it's related to specific legislation, regulatory issues, or...
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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Is it illegal for a correctional officer to date a former inmate?

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answered on May 2, 2024

In California, there are no specific laws that prohibit correctional officers from dating former inmates once they have been released from custody. However, such relationships are often discouraged or prohibited by department policies due to potential ethical concerns and conflicts of interest.... View More

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